SmallShows Productions
in association with The Depot Theatre presents
Australian play with songs
BIJOU - A Cabaret of Secrets and Seduction  
Written and performed by Chrissie Shaw
with Pianist Alan Hicks
 A sumptuous experience transporting you to Paris in 1933

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17 - 27 August 2016

The Depot Theatre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville 

"Bijou – A Cabaret of Secrets & Seduction is ultimately a story of survival that is everything from sordid and sad to funny. In writing and performing it, Shaw has combined myth with history and comes up trumps. Like so many others, you will fall in love with Madame Bijou." SYDNEY SCOOP

"Chrissie Shaw’s script is charming, with surprising revelations that are guaranteed to delight...and the sharp focus she maintains in her one-woman show format is thoroughly impressive." SUZY GOES SEE

"A journey through time and space that is always entrancing, often funny, and never dull. Once again, the Depot Theatre's intimate theatre space has bred a strange but satisfying production." (4.5 stars) THE MUSIC

"A grotesque and entertaining French cabaret...Chrissie’s voice is ideally suited. She has an impressive range and a timbre that suits the periods covered: the Belle Epoque, the war years and the roaring twenties." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE

"This cabaret skillfully intertwines Bruant, Hollander, Weill, Lenoir and Satie. It is an evening of beautiful music and powerful storytelling." THEATRE NOW
 
 
8pm Wed-Sat, 5pm Sun

 $32 Full | $27 Concession | $27 Groups of 10 
$22 Wednesdays | $22 School Students
 
You’re in a café-bar in Paris 1933. A wine, a chat; the music plays… you become aware of a new face in the crowd. A ravaged figure in faded finery and fake pearls, enters. The evening takes an unexpected turn, as ‘Madame Bijou’ former Queen of the Demi-Monde, sees an unflattering photo of herself by Brassai, and unleashes a string of intimate, colourful and shocking memories. Music of Satie, Weill, Hollander, Bruant and many more accompanies her stories and songs, allowing a glimpse into the private, sensual world of a riveting Parisienne. 
 
Bijou is full of delightful surprises.
 
Chrissie Shaw, award-winning theatre veteran, is joined by leading accompanist Alan Hicks as the long-suffering bar pianist. Chrissie has worked as an actor/musician in many productions in Canberra. She has written, produced, composed music for and performed in several independent shows, all premiering in Canberra and touring extensively.
 
 
Director Susan Pilbeam
Producer Alana Teasdale
Designer Imogen Keen
Lighting Designer Gillian Schwab
Stage Manager Alana Teasdale
 
Cast Chrissie Shaw with Pianist Alan Hicks